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Completing and Submitting the Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT)

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This practical workshop, facilitated by Barry Moult, a former Head of Information Governance for an NHS Trust, and his colleague Andrew Harvey, aims to guide Information Governance professionals and others responsible for assertions, as well as auditors, by outlining what can be done to complete the assessment in a practical real-world environment. It also looks at how it will be audited, aligning all areas covered to open discussion on both the key legislative and regulatory requirements upon which it is built and true life scenarios.

In 2018 the Data Security Protection Toolkit (DSPT) replaced the former Information Governance Toolkit that had been in place, in various guises, for 15 years. This brought with it a whole new set of Requirements to complete (now called Assertions), and a whole new and confusing audit regime. In its first year of existence it was unclear how the DSPT should be audited, as no guidance was in place. Many organisations and staff responsible for completion of the DSPT struggle either because of the complexity, or just being new to the DSPT.

The Data Security and Protection Toolkit is an online self-assessment tool that all organisations must use if they have access to NHS patient data and systems. The Data Security and Protection Toolkit replaces the previous Information Governance toolkit from April 2018. The Data Security and Protection Toolkit is an online self-assessment tool that enables organisations to measure and publish their performance against the National Data Guardian’s ten data security standards.

Since 2018 all health and social care organisations providing NHS work have been required to complete Data Security and Protection Toolkit to demonstrate compliance to the National Data Guardian’s ten Data Security Standards, the updated healthcare standard for Information Governance compliance. This course provides practical and pragmatic advice and guidance on how to do that, through the lens that an auditor may use to assess organisations’ compliance with the standard.

Completing this course will make the DSPT annual assessment an easier task for all involved, providing delegates confidence to give assurance to their Senior Management around Data Protection compliance. Heads of Information Governance, Information Governance Leads, Information Governance Managers, Information Governance Officers, GP Practice Managers, Apprentices working in Information Governance, all staff responsible for completion of the DSPT in Health & Social Care and Auditors providing DSPT internal audits to health and social care services should attend this masterclass.

Facilitated by:

Barry Moult

IG Consultant BJM IG Privacy Ltd, Former NHS Trust Head of Information Governance, and Winner of the ICO’s Practitioner Award for Excellence in Data Protection 2020

Andrew Harvey

Independent Information Governance Consultant and Fellow of the Information and Records Management Society

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Our online virtual events include a combination of live webcam presentations, training materials, video sessions and interactive exercises and discussion.

All you need is a quiet space, a good internet connection and PC or laptop with camera and microphone to allow you to see, hear and speak to the facilitator and other delegates. We will provide full instructions for accessing the platform along with login details. 

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This course can be held at your organisation for up 25 delegates, we can tailor the content to suit your organisation and CPD needs of your staff. Led by experienced and highly rated trainers, in-house training works out cost-effective for groups and saves travel time.

Contact katym@hc-uk.org.uk with your requirements for further information and a quote.

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